Dave Clarke & Son Established 1982
The company was founded by Dave & Anne Clarke in a small back room way back in 1982. Dave had not long served his time as an apprentice before being made redundant shortly after. Having not long gotten married and with a family on the way, Dave was thrown in at the deep end. So with Anne beside him, the company was born.
As time went on the company evolved in employing more staff and to date this number is in excess of 20. As the company grew so did the need to find a suitable building to operate from. Our showroom based in Hinckley, Leicestershire is at the core of the business offering a full working renewable suite that doubles up as a training facility for our staff.
We carry out over 2,000 jobs annually with between 60-70% of the work being carried out for existing customers. 10-15% of the work comes from personal recommendations. Some clients have been with us since Dave started out. The company boasts a large workforce of 20+ staff and the same amount across the companys fleet of vehicles.
We aim to provide value for money, to turn up when we say we will and stay until the job is finished. No job is rushed to turn a profit. This mindset has kept our clients coming back to us year after year.
The dedication to our customers is second to none and we will always go the extra mile to ensure this. For years we did not advertise as customer recommendations were and still are the best form of advertising. Our intentions are that once a client uses us, they are clients for life.
We won't compromise so why should you.
Dave Clarke & Son Ltd's core services are Plumbing and Heating, and we have been offering these services not only to Hinckley and the surrounding area but nationwide for over 3 decades. We also offer a 24hr call out service up and down the country.
The majority of the quoting is carried out by Dave Clarke himself so you can be assured that you are getting the right job at the right price. All other quotes are carried out by Dale Clarke, Dave's son who has been with the company since leaving school. Not only has Dale been with the company for nearly 15 years, he has grown up with the business and commands a high standard in all avenues. Dale specialises in the renewable quotations and designs plus much more.
Through the years the company has expanded significantly. Several years ago Dave set up additional companies under the Dave Clarke & Son umbrella. The first being Dave Clarke & Son Electrical Contractors Ltd. He realised that some jobs were not going as they should due to third party trades letting us down by not turning up on time or simply not turning up. The company was formed, gaining NIC EIC accreditation allowing us to cater for all electrical work from the simplest light switch the complexities of heating link up systems, mood lighting schemes and full property wiring.
Around the same time Dave setup Greenheat Geothermal Ltd. he had a vision that rising gas prices would force consumers to seek alternative means to heat their homes. He saw a gap in the market for renewable installations. Few companies were doing it, and doing it right. many european countries had gotten ahead of the game years before and are now reaping the benefits. having investigated further and made a few contacts he flew out to switzerland where he was trained on Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP). Shortly after, the company completed its first installation which set off a trend for the company. Since then we have installed all types of renewable installation each one tailored to the clients requirements. More details can be seen in our renewables section.
Here at Dave Clarke & Son Ltd we strive in the highest of expectations, not only in the work we do but from our staff also. Yes people make mistakes, but its how you learn from those mistakes and move on from it. All staff employed go through a 3 stage interview process, this enables us to get a feel for the person as sometimes intial interviews can be intimidating. Here we like to get the best from our staff by encouraging them to do well. We implement a firm but fair policy. A few years ago we took on our first female engineer. Halfway through an apprenticeship we enabled her to finish her college qualifications and she is sucessfully out there in the field on a daily basis working as a plumber. See meet the team for more information our staff and how to apply for a position within our company.
Dave Clarke & Son Ltd is very proud to have won many prestigous awards as a company and for some individuals within the company for solo performances including:
Plumbing Student Of The Year
Outstanding Achievement In Plumbing
Green Apple Gold Award 2013
H&V News Award Winner Energy Installer Of The Year 2013
Renewables Roadshow Water Efficient Installer Of The Year 2013
Green Apple Bronze Award 2014
Further details of these awards can been found in the Awards section.
The Future Of The Company
We are always looking to expand our knowledge base to enable us to provide a better service for our clients. We are currently involved in some up and coming projects, watch this space.
Do you have a project that requires experts? Contact Us: 01455 618187